Jun 26, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
I just did a long overdue update of the shows list, which is in the left hand column (now at the top). If you read this blog using an RSS reader, you should also check the site periodically b/c I usually add a lot of shows to the list even if I don't write posts about them.
Anyway...check out the list - insane amounts of stuff coming up.
Also...I am aware of the fact that the "reviews to be posted" list is totally out of control. I'm workin on it.
Jun 16, 2008
via the Record Makers (the label originally co-founded by Air, home to artists such as Sebastien Tellier and Kavinksy) myspace blog:
"Innovation is the key to everything that Record Makers do. This is reflected in our attitude to signing artists, often choosing to work with talented people whose ideas don't conform to whatever happens to be in vogue at the time, whilst possessing strong concepts that underpin their musical vision. The goal is to help the artists make the most of their abilities but with a certain sense of style, as demonstrated by the label's commitment to producing quality visuals and videos to accompany their releases. In support of this, a sister company focusing on visual arts has been set up by Record Makers as they make their first forays into the world of film production."
Jun 15, 2008
Tim Fite is touring with the Watson Twins and a couple of the dates are in New York:
July 10 - Tim Fite at Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 11 - Tim Fite at Mercury Lounge
The rest of the dates can be found here.
Check out a great little Q&A Current TV did with Tim below (and get yourself to one of his shows!):
Jun 13, 2008
Good news for Chemical Brothers fans: Tom and Ed are back with a new Battle Weapon called 'Midnight Madness' this summer - and Mixmag was one of the first to hear it.
With some typically scorched synth work and a chorus that's reminiscent of Kraftwerk's 'Man Machine', only a handful of DJs have been given the club track to date, which is due for release early in August on vinyl.
There's good news for collectors too. There's an updated Chems Best Of incoming called 'Brotherhood' with a limited bonus CD containing all the Battle Weapons to date plus 'Keep My Composure', the duo's unreleased electro Spank Rock collaboration.
Tom and Ed w/ their electronic battle weapons at Hammerstein 9/21/08 - photo from here.
If you've listened to the Chems at all you know these tracks never disappoint, and if you haven't you really should get crackin'.
Even Erol (Alkan) loves it, "EBW 10 has been the opening track in my recent sets. Its rather special, kinda almost balearic techno."
Can't wait to hear it!
Check out the four limited edition triangle-fied t-shirts London designer Kate Moross created for Simian Mobile Disco. The designs correspond to SMD's album title and are (clockwise from top left) Attack, Decay, Sustain, and Release:
There are only 72 of each style made. You can purchase them and other SMD stuff here
Wichita is releasing an album called Sample and Hold which features remixes of the tracks from SMD's Attack Decay Sustain Release, done by a number of deejays. I'm especially looking forward to the Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve remix of "Love", but the rest of them look promising as well:
01 Sleep Deprivation (Simon Baker Remix)
02 I Got This Down (Invisible Conga People Remix)
03 It's the Beat (Shit Robot Remix)
04 Hustler (Joakim Remix)
05 Tits & Acid (Oscillation Remix)
06 I Believe (Pinch's "I Believe in Bassline Therapy" Remix)
07 Hotdog (Cosmo Vitelli Remix)
08 Wooden (Danton Eeprom Remix)
09 Love (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Remix)
10 Scott (Silver Apples Remix)
11 Clock (Chrome Hoof Remix)
The album is scheduled for UK release on July 28th. No word yet on release dates elsewhere.
James and Jas are doing the next Fabric mix! Check out the tracklist, then prepare to wait until September 16 (US) and August 4th (everywhere else) to get it:
01 Tomita - The Firebird – Infernal Dance Of King Kastechi [Clean Version] – SonyBMG
02 Sisters Of Transistors – The Don – This Is Music
03 Simian Mobile Disco – Simple - Wichita
04 Hercules And Love Affair – Blind [Serge Santiago Version] – EMI
05 Smith N Hack – Space Warrior – Errorsmith and Soundhack
06 Discodeine – Joystick – Dirty
07 Shit Robot – Chasm – DFA
08 Perc & Fractal – Up Tool – Kompakt
09 Metro Area – Miura – Environ
10 Worthy – Crack EI – Leftroom
11 Moon Dog – Suite Equestria – Roof
12 Fine Cut Bodies – Huncut Hacuka – Chi Recordings
13 Bentobox vs Chordian – Aemono - Imprimé
14 Jelo & DeadMau5 – The Reward Is Cheese – Rising Trax
15 Simian Mobile Disco - Sleep Deprivation [Simon Baker Remix] – Wichita
16 Popof – The Chomper [LSD Version]– Turbo Recordings
17 Raymond Scott – Cindy Electronium – Basta
18 Paul Woolford Presents Bobby Peru – Erotic Discourse – 2020 Vision
19 Moebius Plank Neumeier – Pitch Control – Sky Records
20 Plastikman – Spastik – Mute
21 Green Velvet – Flash – Relief Records
22 The Walker Brothers – Nite Flights [Album Version] – SonyBMG
As excited as I am for anything new from these guys, I really, really can't wait to see what the follow up to Attack Decay Sustain Release is going to be like, especially now that a lot of their gear was broken in flight.
Jun 10, 2008
Here's the video for the Brighton Port Authority track, "Toe Jam" (featuring David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal), that I posted about a few weeks ago. It's pretty crazy:
THE BPA 'TOE JAM' FEAT. DAVID BYRNE & DIZZEE RASCAL
Jun 6, 2008
Oh ieeee want nothing
but the love of the next stranger that walks through that Dooooo oooor oorrrr
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Black Ghosts US tour dates - DO NOT SLEEP:
July 19th - Brooklyn, NY - Studio B (Fixed, with Dave P and JDH)
July 23rd - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar
July 24th - Chicago, IL - Smart Bar
July 25th - San Francisco, CA - Mighty (w/ Holy Ghost! DJ set)
July 26th - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (w/ Does It Offend You, Yeah?)